Bendigo Bats

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The Bendigo Bats is the regional cross country and road running team based in Bendigo in Central Victoria.

We want to see athletes in our Bendigo region in Central Victoria running the best they can.

Why the ‘Bats’?

Sure, Bendigo has four Athletics Victoria affiliated clubs – Bendigo Harriers, Bendigo University, Eaglehawk YMCA and South Bendigo – the ‘Bendigo Bats’ has become a unifying banner for competitive running and racing for our men, women and our junior athletes. Our young gun athletes are in their early teens and our elder states-men and states-women are in their 60’s!

Also bats ‘fly’!
… and there is also a mighty big resident fruit bat population right here in Bendigo’s own Rosalind Park. If you’ve ever been here, you’ll know what we mean.

Athletics Victoria XCR Competition

 

Athletics Victoria’s annual XCR competition is our main focus, but you’ll see us at other races, too. Each XCR season is traditionally ten challenging rounds across a mixture of grass cross country courses, road courses and relays. Each athlete or team scores points depending on their finishing position.
Learn more about Athletics Victoria >

Join the Bendigo Bats for XCR 2024

Contact us via our Contact Form if you’d like to get involved

    Latest Bendigo Bats News

    Andy Buchanan runs seventh fastest marathon by an Australian in Hamburg

    A NEW personal best time capped an outstanding run by Bendigo athlete Andy Buchanan in the Hamburg Marathon. Racing just the fourth marathon of his career, Buchanan charged to the line in a time of 2:08.58 to set the seventh fastest time by an Australian at the 42.2km distance. The Bendigo star [...]

    By |May 10th, 2024|Categories: Bendigo Bats, Newsworthy|Comments Off on Andy Buchanan runs seventh fastest marathon by an Australian in Hamburg

    Bendigo XCR round at St Anne’s Ravenswood run draws field worthy of XCR nationals

    A FIELD which would rival any to contest the national cross-country titles lined up for Saturday’s racing at St Anne’s Winery in Ravenswood. Athletes from near and far lined up to contest leg three in the On-backed XCR series run by Athletics Victoria. Racing was 8km, 4km or 3km distances on the picturesque course at the foot of Big Hill. Athletics Bendigo Region’s teams dominated across several categories.

    By |May 30th, 2023|Categories: Bendigo Bats, Cross Country|Comments Off on Bendigo XCR round at St Anne’s Ravenswood run draws field worthy of XCR nationals

    The Socials

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    The Training Kit

    The guys behind Erniold were born and bred in Bendigo. Our Sunday 7s long run incorporates the street of the company’s name sake. Lucky for us, their running kit is amazingly good quality. You won’t find better.
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